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Phyllopteryx dewysea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Subfamily: Syngnathinae
Genus: Phyllopteryx
Swainson, 1839

Phyllopteryx is a genus of sea dragons in the family Syngnathidae. The Weedy seadragon was thought to be the only member of this genus until the discovery of Phyllopteryx dewysea in 2015.[1][2]


Two species are recognized in this genus:


  1. ^ "Rare Ruby Seadragon uncovered in Western Australia". Western Australian Museum. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Geggel, Laura (18 February 2015). "Ruby-Red Sea Dragon Is Brand-New Species". Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Stiller, Josefin; Wilson, Nerida G.; Rouse, Greg W. (18 February 2015). "A spectacular new species of seadragon (Syngnathidae)". Royal Society Open Science. The Royal Society. 2 (2). doi:10.1098/rsos.140458. Retrieved 18 February 2015.